This 84 Year Old Woman Refused To Sell Her House To A Mall. What Happened Next Is So Touching.

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In 2009, the animated movie Up took the world by storm (and made me cry in the theater). It’s a heartwarming story about a man who, after his wife passed away, decided to honor her memory in the most touching way.

One thing you might not have realized, though, is that the house in the movie that stands resilient among the towering skyscrapers was based on a real house. This house.

“Where would I go? I don’t have any family and this is my home. My mother died here, on this very couch. I came back to America from England to take care of her. She made me promise I would let her die at home and not in some facility, and I kept that promise. And this is where I want to die. Right in my own home. On this couch.”

Edith would still receive calls about her house, but she ignored them. She refused a $1 million for her home. Over time, she became more and more dependent on Barry. Then, when he noticed she couldn’t keep any weight on, he took to her to the hospital. She had pancreatic cancer. She didn’t fear it, though. She had her house and she had a best friend in Barry. There was nothing for her to fear.



Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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